IPL Records and Statistics: Individual Batting Records – Most Sixes in an Innings Scored

Chris Gayle’s name appears in many positions throughout most T20-hitting records. Gayle also holds the record for hitting the most sixes in innings played in the IPL.

The Indian Premier League is widely regarded as one of the premier sports leagues globally and holds the top league position in the international cricketing community. Since its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League has established itself as one of the most exciting and popular cricket tournaments. When some players have the innate talent to send the ball over the ropes, it gives the impression that hitting is effortless and straightforward. The Indian Premier League is a structure that requires each side to have a good number of hitters who can hit the ball powerfully. The sheer physical force such athletes bring to the table helps keep their teams in the game, especially when things get tough. When some players have the innate talent to send the ball over the ropes, it gives the impression that hitting is effortless and straightforward.

Here is the list of players most sixes in an inning:

Rank Batsmen Sixes Balls Faced Score Date
1 Chris Gayle (RCB) 17 66 175 23 April 2013
2 Brendon Mc Cullum (KKR) 13 73 158 18 April 2008
3 Chris Gayle (RCB) 13 62 128 17 May 2012
4 Chris Gayle (RCB) 12 57 117 6 May 2015
5 Ab de Villiers (RCB) 12 52 129 14 May 2016

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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle’s name appears in many positions throughout most T20-hitting records. Gayle also holds the record for hitting the most sixes in innings played in the IPL. In the match Gayle played against the Pune Warriors in 2013, he amassed an incredible total of 175 runs while facing 66 balls. This is now the highest individual score in the history of Twenty20 cricket. Gayle struck a combined total of 13 fours and 17 sixes to attain this incredible number. This is the maximum number of sixes ever hit by a player in one T20 inning in the game’s history.

In 2012, Gayle scored a century while playing against Delhi Capitals. He hit 127 runs, including 13 sixes and seven boundaries among his overall score. Instantaneously, he moved up one more spot on the list of players who have scored the most sixes in twenty20 innings. He amassed 117 runs against Kings XI Punjab during the 2015 season of the Indian Premier League. During this inning, which took place at the Bengaluru M Chinnaswamy stadium, he smashed 12 sixes in addition to the seven conventional boundaries he could hit.

Brendon McCullum 

A match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore occurred on April 8, 2008, at the Eden Gardens in Bangalore. After facing 73 bowlers, McCullum played a fantastic knock and scored 158 runs. He hit 13 sixes in addition to his ten fours during that match. In that particular encounter, KKR amassed 222 runs. In their response, the RCB team bowled all out on 82. The final score was 140 runs in KKR’s favor. Brendon McCullum received the award for Man of the Match.

AB de Villiers

Fans adore AB de Villiers for his incredible batting achievements and violent shots on the field, which have earned him the title of “god.” In a match, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Gujarat Lions squared off against one another on May 14, 2016. RCB got to bat first in that match, and their total score after 20 overs was 248 runs. AB de Villiers scored 129 runs while not being defeated off of 52 balls. During his amazing innings, he hit 12 sixes with his bat. In their attempt to reach the massive target of 249 runs, the Gujarat squad was eliminated after scoring 104 runs. Due to his outstanding performance, AB de Villiers was awarded the title of Man of the Match. De Villiers participated in a total of 169 matches throughout the Indian Premier League, during which he amassed 4697 runs at an average of 38.82 and a strike rate of 154.10

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